Oh, i must admit that i reluctantly opened my lappy (laptop) for the first time today in a week so i could upload & edit pictures from the oh so wonderful place you see in the picture above. As
pridefully humbly & blessed as i can possibly say this, i just vaca’d in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. nbd. NBD. Forgive me for never wanting to come home, but unfortunately i had to bid adieu sweet vacation on Thursday. I am still alive & for those of you worried (family)- i was not ‘taken’- i know much concern was among you. Such a splendid time away with my boyfriend & his parents- such a trip i was blessed with. We laughed until we cried & we enjoyed the company of each other amongst a restful environment.
airplanes. coffee. photography. scenery. love. family. late nights. horseback riding on the beach. new friends. best friend. authentic mexican food. shopping. laughter. the rockies. denver snow. mountains. sun. Son. real talk. gentleness. shared hearts. laughter. laughter. sand. sunsets. wedding watching in the sand. whales. breakfast. dancing. fires. These words still do not do it justice. Take me back. Closing my eyes & praying to be teleported. RIGHTTTT. In my alternate reality. Moving Alongggg.
On another happier note, i.am.home. PTL. Time for baking & sitting on my lazy bum for the next month with not a thing on my planner beside the fire, family & books. Hallelujah.
you had me at. . tennis?
(the title has nothing to do with this conversation- just our first meeting place)
Do you really wet the bed?
haha. No. i wish
I would never wish that upon you. I don't wet the bed anymore because i wear diapers. Too far? Nah. I believe we are at a point in our relationship where i can tell you that.
Wait. . OMG. . Do you?
Pull ups. the big girl kind. & they also make that sound when i move that you said the vibrate my phone makes when you text.
Laugh.Out.Loud. I mean it, that's what i just did. Laugh!
Go ahead, laugh away at my dysfunctional bladder!
Laugh. Out. Loud. Again! I was laughing at the noise, not your systems. Night cupcake. pee well.
I do not, i repeat, DO NOT wear diapers.
I love that my boyfriend & I can have these conversations as i'm laying down to sleep. Conversations where we can be children & laugh over seemingly meaningless things that others would find awkward. We are us. I like that.
I might be mourning over fall’s sudden disappearance, but i will gladly welcome you with loving arms for your merciful gifts of wool scarves, big sweaters, apple cider, hot chocolate & books by the fire. warm.my.whole.heart.
(Source: iamjpadama, via littlesimplemoments)
Sitting in our university’s ever so
lovely crowded dining hall, aka ‘the commons’, with a friend trying to finish up a ten page group paper due in 56 minutes. We’re halfway there? 3/10- i’m just going to keep telling myself that.
As i sit here though- i listen to many conversations going on around me. I am a people watching fanatic so today i have thoroughly enjoyed listening to these conversations, but my compassion has been heightened. We are in the last two weeks of school & i am driven in my school work so i understand everyone’s pressure, i just choose not to live in it. I listen to all the students in my classes and i listen to the students next to me discussing the overwhelming amount of everything they have to do & the little time they have. They see these next two weeks as a never ending road with no light at the end. i simply pray for them (including you). I pray that they will experience the peace that surpasses all understanding & take one thing at a time. That they will find themselves rejoicing in the pressure & overflowing with an overabundance of unexplainable joy that can only come from the Lord. We are not defined by our circumstances & thank the Lord that His foundation is not shaken although everything around us might be crumbling, there is rest in that. If there is anything i desire & pray for people through these next few weeks is to live in that peace and rest through everything; rejoice & sing hallelujah through every part of our day. The Lord wants to illuminate Himself to us in every.single. moment. There is SO much life to be had here.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Today, i choose joy. :)
So needed this encouragement tonight. Through the pressures of school and the waste of holiday shopping, fashion fashion fashion has been all over my brain today. Re-reading through my vogue mags, breaking from a 10 page paper to read page after page of fashion blogs- why? To get more ideas to better my style as if it’s not good enough. POINTLESS. absolutely meaningless. Focusing so much on this today has turned my focus off of Christ to this world, which in turn has drastically affected my attitude in a negative aspect. who i am is enough.
Something the Lord has been whispering in my head and heart a lot lately.
And actually on some days, the days when I try not to hear his voice, when the enemy attempts to convince me I need a better internship, new clothes, or a different degree because I don’t know what the HECK I’m going to do with the one I have now, on those type of days the Lord screams this at me.
He screams Psalm 139:1-14 so loudly that I can’t ignore Him and beliiiiiieve me I try really hard sometimes.
He reminds me repeatedly that “He has searched me and knows me”, that “He knit me together in my mother’s womb” and that “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”. So even on the days when I don’t feel like this is true I choose to believe it. I choose to believe and trust the One who made me.
The Lord affirms me daily that who I am is enough, more than enough.
And so are you. :)
(image via tinywhitedaisies)
Will this be my future?
DUH. 1950’s housewife & mother- yes please. Lord have favor to let me be a stay at home mom. (sometimes i think i was born in the wrong era, just sayin)
Sat with my grandparents tonight basking the wonderful childhood stories they shared.
Talking listening to the elderly (my grandparents specifically) is one of my favorite things to do. They have so much life experience and wisdom for us to learn from, it’s a matter of us being awakened to life to cherish it. I desire to find the most simple life-and live it. period.
Just imagine: Laying on the couch in a wool scarf wrapped up in a blanket, cider candles burning, rain softly slowing its fall to a peaceful tune captured in the darkness of the open window behind me, the aroma of pumpkin bread fresh out of the oven through the house and the serenity of solitude.
A grateful heart attracts more to be grateful for.
What are YOU grateful for today?
just waiting to go home, not for a weekend, but for a whole week so i can do this exact thing with my puppy by the fire.
I declare today a spiritual baking day with Mary Beth & joining with my closests tonight in thankful hearts boasting in the Lord’s goodness over a wonderful Italian Thanksgiving Dinner.